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    WebPLC i bought it just for video, and i want to buy the best quality lenses possible because it's a long term investment.


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    Ok what about this initial investment in these 3 lenses for my 70D:

    -Sigma 35mm 1.4
    -Canon 50mm 1.8
    -Tokina 11-16mm 2.8


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    Quote Originally Posted by mikcheck View Post
    Ok what about this initial investment in these 3 lenses for my 70D:

    -Sigma 35mm 1.4
    -Canon 50mm 1.8
    -Tokina 11-16mm 2.8
    They are 3 good lenses - the reviews don't lie.

    I would possibly reconsider the 50mm F1.8 for video because of the focus ring though. If used on rails with a follow-focus and a custom-made lens gear, it works fine. But pulling focus with your fingers on that lens can be a bit tricky.

    Just make sure they meet your needs and your shooting style.


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    Thanks.

    So which other 50mm do you recommend with a good focus ring?


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    A zoom in the 70-200 range with a 2.8 aperture is usually a pretty beastly lens. You need a sturdy rig with a good lens support, and a very good tripod head if you'll be moving it. And the minimum APS-C equivalent is 100+mm.

    I love it on the tight end for a super-telephoto compressed look (see music vid grab below) and there are shots you might use it for where you'd really want a 300 if ya had one... but for the weight and packing space it takes on a fast shoot, I rarely bring it unless I know I want to be at 150mm+ (I use a Nikkor for the record - mojo for days, kind of a pain in practice).

    My go-tos for closeups are a gorgeous 85mm 1.8 - I'll move a lot of crap around a set to be able to use that, it's really pretty and mojo-rific.

    Best deal I've found for a tele is a Nikon Series E 100mm 2.8 (and when I shot canon video, a cheap adapter). For a hundred-buck lens, it's just a no-brainer.

    If you don't have a large range of glass, I wouldn't drop a lot of cash on a long zoom just yet... a pro-quality 24-70 or 28-70 2.8 that looks nice wide open could be on your camera 90% of the time, since being around 24-28 gives you a "normal-human" FOV on APS-C and covers you for most closeups (the big old Nikkor 28-70 2.8pretty much lives on my APS-C rig). I'd look for something like that were I starting over.

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    Thanks a lot Michael!


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